I'm getting some conflicting answers from my IT and I need help. Is it true that I need 450 free gigs to shrik a 450 gig database. Because Im down to 80 gigs on one of my servers (big problem). Ive suggested that we move other databases off of this particular server, zip them, and then move them back. But I've been informed that we dont have any space on any other boxes either... PLEASE HELP!!!!! PS we have an immediate need for a SQL expert. Job is based in Rhode Island, USA. Please call my cell phone if interested (781-775-6393). We pay well.